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Dr. Michael Thompson
188 doctors shared insights

Cancer Treatment (Overview)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of the cancer. Good luck.


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What is TACP cancer treatment ?

What is TACP cancer treatment ?

Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
188 doctors shared insights

Cancer Treatment (Overview)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of the cancer. Good luck.


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What is complimentary cancer treatment?

What is complimentary cancer treatment?

More and more word: is used , in addition to the traditional treatments ( like Chemo , radiation ) supplemented with various alternative treatments , herbal medicine , dietary supplements etc are added , with out disrupting regular treatments. More and more patients are choosing and oncological doctors are also encouraging . ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Real Rx, lots of ads: These folks market themselves aggressively to people with newly-diagnosed cancer. Today, most cancer treatments that are not part of research studies are pretty much cookbook, and i'd prefer to be treated at my personal physician's hospital. It's impossible to compare statistics between hospitals as healthier people may choose to travel further; ctca also offers "spiritual" and "holistic" stuff. ...Read more

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How sick will my cancer treatment make me?

Everyone's different: Some more symptomatic that others. There are good drugs to combat nausea and emesis Some patients find relief with THC ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I want to know what's the best cancer treatment?

I want to know what's the best cancer treatment?

Many: The best thing is to avoid cancer causing activity such as smoking. Treatments vary for the type of cancer and there is a best for each category. In some cases a cure is likely and in other cancers unlikely. Treatments involve radiation, surgical removal, chemotherapy, immunomodulation and some toxin therapies. There is no single best treatment. ...Read more

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How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

Better prognosis: The idea is if we screen for a cancer and find it earlier then there is a greater chance it's found in earlier stages and cure rate is higher. Treatment of course varies and is different for the stage of cancer. As more and more people are surviving a type of cancer finding it early had a lot to do with those observations and studies. ...Read more

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Does anyone know where i can find best cancer treatment?

"Best" is hard: To define, but some cancers have clear pathways, others are less well laid out. You can start on the net, but it is a quagmire of mixed good and bad information. Ask friends, church or community, ask your doctor what he would do for a family member, or go to a local or national cancer center. Get a second opinion if dissatisfied or just feels wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more